Board of Directors
Soundcheck is supported by a Board of Directors who bring valuable professional experience and a deep, personal commitment to the mission.
Betsy served for fourteen years as Director of Volunteer Services for the Sheppard Pratt Health System, the largest private, nonprofit provider of behavioral health care in the United States. She is currently on the Board of Trustees there and is a trustee and member of Stony Run Friends Meeting. Previously, Betsy served on the mental health advisory boards of The Community College of Baltimore and Stevenson University and was chair of the Asheville, NC City Board of Education. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins University and holds an MS degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Her late husband, Byron Forbush, was the retired Headmaster of Friends School of Baltimore. Now residing in Greenville, SC, Betsy has three children, three step-children and she and Byron have a combined total of 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Heath is the founding Board Chair of Soundcheck Prevention Network and served in this position from December 2019 through December 2020. He was the CEO of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, served as the Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church US, and has received numerous local and national awards for his community service and leadership. In addition, Dr. Rada’s professional history includes serving as faculty and administration in secondary through graduate school settings, providing organizational development consultation around the world, and authoring numerous articles and one book. Heath continues to serve on nonprofit Boards and enjoys his time in western North Carolina with his wife of 54 years, 2 adult daughters, and 2 grandchildren.
Heath K Rada, Ed.D, DD, DHL
Board Chair Emeritus
Emily has served as Chief Advancement Officer at HopeWay since the mental health treatment center opened in 2016. In this role, Emily oversees HopeWay’s fundraising and marketing programs. Previously, Emily held the position of Director of Advancement at Trinity Episcopal School where she sat on the Senior Administrative Team and managed the Advancement department. Emily began her fundraising career at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, SC, eventually becoming Major Gifts Officer at Davidson College, and both Director of Major Gifts and Director of Church Relations for Montreat Conference Center in NC. Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA and lives in Charlotte with her son and daughter.
Jill Fromewick, MS, ScD
Jill is a social epidemiologist, policy and program evaluator with two decades of public health research and evaluation experience. Her research interests include social determinants of health, children’s health, and racial equity, and she enjoys collaborating with others to guide decision-making and strengthen program impact. Jill has a BA in Sociology from Emory University and a Doctor of Science from Harvard School of Public Health. She currently serves as Research Scientist at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and has held similar roles at the Institute of Science for Global Policy and SAGE Partners. Jill has called Asheville, NC home for over 15 years and never gets tired of exploring the region’s biking, music, and food.
Mike has been working in finance for over 20 years. He is a Senior Managing Director for an East Coast investment firm focusing on families, foundations, and endowments. Over that same time period he has also worked with determination in the field of substance abuse prevention as the Executive Director of Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention, Prevention Specialist for FCD Educational Services, Founding Board Member and Chair of A Way Out and as a board member and treasurer of The Right Door Foundation. Mike has a BA in English from Georgetown University. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two children.
Will is a writer, producer, director and actor. He recently received an Academy Award for his short film If Anything Happens I Love You, which is currently showing on Netflix. As a writer, Will was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Celeste and Jesse Forever, co-written with Rashida Jones, and as an actor, Will won a Lucille Lortel award for his performance in Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel’s play “A Long Christmas Ride Home”. He’s appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including The Sopranos and Brothers And Sisters. Will’s sister Bridget is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the state of Michigan, and his other sister Mary is an acclaimed actress. Will grew up in New Jersey and resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.